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Beware Santa's Postmark

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0 Comments · Thursday, December 13, 2001
Every year among the many, many Christmas cards someone as popular as myself receives, there are the familiar images of quiet, snowy streets and laughing children, presents and Christmas trees and a  

Urine Trouble

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0 Comments · Thursday, November 8, 2001
This week we'll be talking about urine. My interest in urine began a few days ago when someone handed me a leaflet about drug testing. More precisely, the leaflet listed a few ways to beat the mand  

Don't Let Terror Turn Us into Dorks

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0 Comments · Thursday, October 11, 2001
Nothing will ever be the same again. Since the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we have entered a new Age of Suspicion. We nervously eye every jet that flies overhead, e  

The Pumpkin King

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0 Comments · Thursday, September 13, 2001
Forget finding a cure for AIDS, arteriosclerosis or impotence. The world of science, research and technology is addressing the world of competitive pumpkin growing, and Dave Stelts of Leetonia, Ohio  

Respectable Drugs and the Mental Health Craze

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0 Comments · Thursday, August 9, 2001
The United States is in a bit of a mess, says Cincinnati clinical psychologist Bruce Levine in his recently published book Commonsense Rebellion: Debunking Psychiatry, Confronting Society. Levine h  

Stem-Cell Research and Roller Skates

0 Comments · Thursday, July 12, 2001
According to a July 4 CNN News report, President Bush is "struggling" with whether or not to allow federal funding of research using embryonic stem cells. This isn't surprising news, considering Pre  

Space Junk!

0 Comments · Thursday, June 14, 2001
Ladies and germs, space is full of trash. There's good ol' American trash straight from the U.S. of A.; there's Cold War trash from Russia; and there's European and Japanese trash, too. Literally mi  

Wag the Sheep

0 Comments · Thursday, May 10, 2001
"My understanding is that the man was moving a decomposing carcass of a cow and that carcass exploded and the fluid went into his mouth. I only say this to illustrate how highly unusual the circums  

In Search of the Wright Stuff

0 Comments · Thursday, April 12, 2001
The Wright brothers embodied science, research and technology, overcoming countless odds to build the first aircraft capable of powered flight. Now, almost 100 years later, the Dayton Aviation Herit  

The Smell of Success

0 Comments · Thursday, March 8, 2001
Joel Lloyd Bellenson wants to turn us all into "scentographers." And he wants to do it using something called an iSmell device, coupled with technology that digitizes and transmits smells directly t  

Drink Up! Trips to the Loo Are Good for You

0 Comments · Thursday, February 8, 2001
In the interests of intrepid reporting, I'm writing this dispatch from seat 17E of a commercial aircraft, cruising at 36,000 feet somewhere above the Atlantic Ocean. I haven't moved from my seat sin  

And We Still Can't Count Votes

0 Comments · Thursday, January 11, 2001

Egg Nog and Bitter Ruminations: A Christmas Whodunit

0 Comments · Thursday, December 14, 2000
Christmas is coming and Santa will soon be on his way, skipping lightly over the rooftops with gifts for all the good little boys and girls. But grisly though it sounds, some scientists believe Sant  

Eating Corpses for Food and Science

0 Comments · Thursday, November 16, 2000
I know what you're thinking: There just aren't enough jobs that involve picking maggots, beetles and flies from decomposing human remains. Well, I've got news for you. There are plenty. Anyone who i  

Biological Slavery

0 Comments · Thursday, October 12, 2000
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYAnyone who has read Aldous Huxley's Brave New World will remember the Embryo Store, just down the corridor from the Social Predestination Room of the Central London Hatchery a